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Ban on junk food ads cuts consumption


January 23rd, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Banning ads that promote junk foods among children is likely to cut down their consumption, says a study based on an experiment in a Canadian ... Read more...

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Canada unveils another memorial to Air India victims


June 23rd, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 23 (IANS) Canada will unveil another memorial to the 1985 Air Indian Kanishka bombing victims Thursday - the 26th anniversary of the tragedy.The new memorial will be unveiled ... Read more...

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900 percent fee hike by McGill University fuels anger


March 2nd, 2011 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 2 (IANS) Canada's world-famous McGill University, which is the first-choice destination for Indian and other foreign students seeking to study in this country, faces fine for 900 percent ... Read more...

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Canadian Sikhs angry as Quebec assembly bans kirpan


February 10th, 2011 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Feb 10 (IANS) The legislative assembly of Canada's French-speaking Quebec province Wednesday passed a unanimous motion banning the kirpan from its premises.All 113 members of the assembly, including Premier ... Read more...

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Top-level visits from Canada to India begin this month


January 6th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Jan 6 (IANS) After 2010, which saw almost a dozen Canadian ministers visit India, top-level visits in the new year begin with Clement Gignac, minister of economic development for ... Read more...

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Four killed in plane crash in Canada


July 17th, 2010 - 8:19 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 17 (IANS) A small plane with six people on board crashed in Canada's Quebec province Friday, killing four and injuring the other two. Due to bad weather, the pilot was trying ... Read more...

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Celine Dion is pregnant with twin boys


July 10th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 10 (IANS) Pop diva Celine Dion says she is pregnant with twin boys. Confirming the sex of her babies on her website Friday, the Canadian star said: "Celine and Rene ... Read more...

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Celine Dion says she is pregnant with twin boys


July 10th, 2010 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 10 (IANS) Pop diva Celine Dion is pregnant with twin boys Confirming the sex of her babies on her website Friday, the Canadian star said, "Celine and Rene (Angelil) expecting ... Read more...

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India signs MoU with Canada’s Ontario province (With Image)


July 9th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, July 9 (IANS) Just over a week after the prime ministers of India and Canada signed nuclear and mining agreements, India Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with ... Read more...

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Indian mines minister to visit Canada


July 2nd, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, July 2 (IANS) Close on the heels of India and Canada signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in mining last week, India's mines minister Bijoy Krishna Handique will visit ... Read more...

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At 42, Celine Dion pregnant with twins


May 31st, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 31 (IANS) Canadian pop diva Celine Dion, the biggest-selling female artist of all time, is pregnant with twins. Her publicist Kim Jakwerth said the singer was 14 weeks pregnant. The pregnancy ... Read more...

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Islamic mortgage system introduced for Muslims in Canada


May 7th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 7 (IANS) At a time when failed mortgages have led to collapse of major banks and foreclosure of millions of homes in the US, a credit union in Canada has ... Read more...

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Indians to benefit from 30 new parliamentary seats in Canada


April 3rd, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, April 3 (IANS) The fast increasing population of Indian and other immigrant communities has forced the Canadian government to raise the number of MPs from 308 to 338.The Conservative ... Read more...

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Women refusing to remove niqab in Canada will be charged


March 31st, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, March 31 (IANS) After the landmark niqab ban in French-speaking Quebec province last week, Canadian police now say they will charge anyone refusing to remove face-coverings, including niqab, when ... Read more...

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Niqab ban gets unanimous support in Canada


March 28th, 2010 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, March 28 (IANS) Canadians have unanimously supported the niqab ban announced by French-speaking Quebec province this week. After France, the Canadian province is the first in North America to ... Read more...

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Niqab for Muslim women banned in Canadian province


March 25th, 2010 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 25 (IANS) After France, Muslim women have been banned from wearing niqab in Canada's French-speaking Quebec province. A bill tabled Wednesday will not allow government services to women wearing the niqab.The ... Read more...

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Cartoonist lampoons niqab, angers Muslims in Canada


March 15th, 2010 - 9:43 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, March 15 (IANS) A controversial cartoon in a Montreal newspaper at the weekend has further fuelled the niqab controversy and angered Muslims in Canada.The controversy, which was sparked by ... Read more...

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After France, niqab controversy now hots up in Canada


March 4th, 2010 - 9:46 am ICT by IANS
Montreal, March 4 (IANS) After France, the niqab controversy has now hotted up in Canada, with a Egyptian Muslim woman refusing to remove her veil in her French language class in a ... Read more...

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Snap poll in Canada likely


September 1st, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 1 (IANS) Canada, which has not seen a majority government since 2004, faces the prospect of its fourth general election in five years. In his statements Monday, opposition Liberal Party leader ... Read more...

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Noise banned in Canadian town


August 26th, 2009 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 26 (IANS) A Canadian town has banned "excessive" noise at the weekend to let people have a peaceful Sunday. Granby, 70 km east of Montreal in French-speaking Quebec province, has passed ... Read more...

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Handshakes banned in Canadian city to check swine flu


August 20th, 2009 - 9:24 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 20 (IANS) A Canadian mayor in Quebec province has banned handshakes to check the spread of the H1N1 virus that causes swine flu. Since its outbreak in April, the ... Read more...

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Celine Dion pregnant with her second child (Lead)


August 19th, 2009 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 19 (IANS) Canadian pop diva Celine Dion is pregnant with her second child. Just like their first child, the second child has also been conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF) ... Read more...

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Pop diva Celine Dion earns $100 mn


June 26th, 2009 - 10:05 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 26 (IANS) Canadian pop diva Celine Dion earned $100 million last year, just behind Madonna at $110 million, according to Forbes magazine. Beyonce Knowles was the third in the list ... Read more...

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Flu kills four more Canadians, toll 11


June 17th, 2009 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 17 (IANS) The death toll from the swine flu in Canada has reached 11 with four more people dying from the H1N1 virus. More than 4,000 cases of the flu have ... Read more...

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Gandhi’s bust unveiled in Canadian city (Repeat for all needing)


February 1st, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 1 (IANS) The Canadian city of Brossard honoured Mahatma Gandhi on his martyrdom day Friday by installing his bust at the city centre. The city, in southwestern Quebec province, also ... Read more...

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Sleeplessness costing Canada billions


January 2nd, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 2 (IANS) A new study has found that sleeplessness is taking a heavy economic toll on Canada where the public health bill has outpaced the economic growth rate.Though nationwide figures ... Read more...

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Can’t sleep, dear? Society pays dearly for it


January 1st, 2009 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 1 (IANS) The social and economic burden of insomnia are considerably higher than the direct costs incurred in its treatment, according to a new study.For instance, in Canada's Quebec ... Read more...

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Smoking in presence of kids dangerous for them


September 30th, 2008 - 9:17 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 30 (IANS) Even as India bans smoking in public places from Oct 2, a Canadian study has warned that parents who smoke in the presence of their kids in ... Read more...

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World’s oldest rocks discovered in Canada (Lead)


September 26th, 2008 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 26 (IANS) Canadian researchers have discovered the world's oldest rocks in the country's Quebec province that could shed more light on our planet's mysterious beginnings.Estimated to be 4.28 billion years ... Read more...

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‘Even worst fathers should be allowed to see their kids’


September 9th, 2008 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 9 (IANS) "Every father, even the worst delinquent, must see his child once in a while. It's beneficial for both parties," says Germain Dulac, who has analysed the impact of ... Read more...

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Canada to go to polls Oct 14


September 8th, 2008 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 8 (IANS) Canada will go to the polls Oct 14, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced after he met Governor General Michaelle Jean and requested her to dissolve his minority government. ... Read more...

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Japanese ‘Nobel Prize’ for two Canadians


June 21st, 2008 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 21 (IANS) A Canadian cell biologist and a philosopher, along with an American computer scientist, have been given this year's prestigious Kyoto Prize by Japan. Toronto-based cell biologist Anthony Pawson, ... Read more...

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